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Hundreds Barred from Witnessing Vote Counting

Voters at Nabukalu zone in Kawempe North couldn't hide their anger as they screamed at polling constables demanding that they are allowed inside the polling stations.
Hundreds of voters have been blocked from accessing polling stations to witness the vote counting.

Voters at Nabukalu zone in Kawempe North couldn't hide their anger as they screamed at polling constables demanding that they are allowed inside the polling stations. Some of those who were blocked were agents who say they had been denied access by security personnel.

A fight almost broke out as some agents threatened to force themselves inside the polling station. However, after negotiations with security personnel, they were allowed inside. 

At Homisdallen Primary school where there are six polling stations, some voters who had returned to witness vote counting could not be let in. Only agents, observers and Journalists were granted access to the station.

In Kazo Angola, one of the largest polling station in Kawempe North with over 7,000 voters there was the heavy military deployment and voters are been cut off from the polling stations.

Last week, the Electoral Commission issued a directive that voters should go home after they have cast their votes. The commission argued that the congestion at the polling stations would facilitate the spread of COVID 19.

However, at some polling stations, voters were left to witness the vote counting.